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ISIS Attack Exposes Anti-Iran Propaganda

7 June 2017 - 2:53pm
An ISIS-claimed terror attack in Iran killing a dozen people shows how dishonest the U.S. government has been in lumping Iran in with terror groups that it has aggressively fought, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R.…

Russia-gate’s Mythical ‘Heroes’

6 June 2017 - 12:04pm
The mainstream U.S. media sells the mythical integrity of fired FBI Director Comey and special Russia-gate prosecutor Mueller, but the truth is they have long histories as pliable political operatives, writes ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley. By Coleen Rowley Mainstream commentators…

McMaster Urges Another Afghan ‘Surge’

5 June 2017 - 5:12pm
Exclusive: The failure to hold the Iraq War perpetrators accountable has led to false narratives about “successful surges” that never really succeeded — and now may allow the Afghan slaughter to escalate, reports James W Carden. By James W Carden…

Trump and the American Decline

5 June 2017 - 3:09pm
The fury over President Trump’s behavior and the hysteria over Russia are concealing the more significant long-term erosion of U.S. global influence from endless wars in the Mideast, observes ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller President Trump’s…

Democrats Chase Red Herring of Russia-gate

5 June 2017 - 10:17am
The Democrats’ demagogic use of Russia-gate to “resist” President Trump is putting progressives in league with warmongers and war contractors while postponing a serious assessment of the party’s political problems, warns Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon The Trump administration has…

Will the Neocons’ Long War Ever End?

5 June 2017 - 8:51am
America’s Long War or Global War on Terror has taken some ugly turns as the West’s continued war-making in the Muslim world leads to new terrorism against Western targets, with no end in sight, explains Nicolas J S Davies. By…

A Half-Century of Oppression

4 June 2017 - 5:12pm
Israel’s right-wing governments bear the greatest guilt for the last half-century of oppressing the Palestinians but the divided and ineffectual opposition has played its part, too, says Alon Ben-Meir. By Alon Ben-Meir On June 5, Israel reaches the grim milestone…

The Kissinger Backchannel to Moscow

3 June 2017 - 11:43am
Exclusive: Major U.S. media outlets insinuate that President Trump’s advisers are traitors for secretly talking to Russians, but they ignore the history of Henry Kissinger doing the same thing for Richard Nixon, writes Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Last week’s leak to…

Trump Tumbles into Saudi-Israeli Trap

3 June 2017 - 10:24am
President Trump has fallen into a Saudi-Israeli trap that won’t solve the Mideast regional conflicts and won’t lead to a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explains ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Jared Kushner did his father-in-law few…

Hiding the Ugly Business of Torture

2 June 2017 - 7:15pm
Exclusive: A grisly feature of the “war on terror” was America’s descent into torture, but the powers-that-be have decided that the common folk shouldn’t worry their little heads about this ugliness, reports ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern So,…

Trump Isolates America from the World

2 June 2017 - 2:55pm
In 2016, American voters faced a painful dilemma, electing a proven war hawk or a climate-change denier – and somehow the climate denier won – as Donald Trump just reminded the world, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul…

Trump Tosses Red Meat to Red States

2 June 2017 - 12:37pm
Cornered by the expanding Russia-gate investigation, President Trump reached back to his hardcore “base” by tossing out the Paris climate accord, but the move may hurt U.S. interests, says JP Sottile. By JP Sottile President Trump just yanked the Yanks…

Hillary Clinton’s Deceptive Blame-Shifting

1 June 2017 - 9:36pm
Exclusive: While complaining about “fake news” that undercut her campaign, Hillary Clinton continued her own “fake news” falsehood about the U.S. intelligence assessment on Russian election “meddling,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Hillary Clinton has grown even more insistent…

Missing the Real Noriega Story

1 June 2017 - 10:03am
Exclusive: The mainstream media’s obituaries for Gen. Manuel Noriega missed the real story: the U.S. government’s rank hypocrisy in justifying a bloody invasion that deepened Panama’s role in the drug trade, explains Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall The death of…

Comprehending Today’s Russia

31 May 2017 - 5:35pm
The U.S. government and mainstream media present Russia as a dangerous aggressor that must be resisted and punished, but American citizens who toured Russia in May found a very different reality, reports Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling For over two…

Avoiding War with China

31 May 2017 - 3:03pm
In recent years, many American leaders have grown cavalier about nuclear war, especially with Russia, but there is also risk of a devastating conflict with China, as former U.S. Ambassador Chas W. Freeman Jr. observes. By Chas W. Freeman Jr.…

Libya’s Link to Manchester’s Tragedy

31 May 2017 - 10:22am
Whenever a horrific terror attack hits the West, the media/political etiquette rejects any linkage between the atrocity and the West’s wars in the Arab world, a blackout now applying to the Manchester bombing, notes John Pilger. By John Pilger The…

Cumulative Costs from Global Warming

31 May 2017 - 9:37am
While it’s impossible to precisely calculate the costs from global warming, they range from macro threats such as massive shore erosion and mass dislocations of people to micro ones like lost sleep, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul…

Trump: The Narcissist with Haters

30 May 2017 - 5:18pm
Exclusive: In many ways, President Trump is a classic case of the paranoid with enemies, except he also is the narcissist who rejects any criticism and lacks the discipline to disarm an array of haters, writes David Marks. By David Marks If…

Trump’s Unrealistic Foreign Policy ‘Realism’

30 May 2017 - 9:09am
President Trump fancies himself a “principled realist,” but the reality is that there are very few principles and very little reality attached to his foreign policy, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar In his speech in…

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